DAVENPORT, Okla — The former Mannford Police Chief, Lucky Miller, was laid to rest on Saturday.
Friends, family, and fellow officers from all over Oklahoma gathered at the First Baptist Church in Davenport, Oklahoma to pay their respects.
Sheila Denson and Latoya Young were at the funeral of their dear friend.
Denson says she went to school with Chief Miller's mom, their kids played sports together growing up.
Denson says, "He left one heck of a legacy, he believed in fairness and never looked down on anyone".
“You know we talk about communities and stuff like that but when you living in a small community like this, you’re actually family," said Denson, "It goes beyond community and my heart has been bleeding for that family.”
Denson says the community was like a family.
“He’s left heck of a legacy, and his children have a lot to be proud of and their dad,” Denson said.
They say they were surprised when they learned what happened.
“Yes very, very surprised. But it was in the line of duty and I think that is the way lucky would have had it,” Denson said.
Sheila Denson’s son played sports with Chief Lucky Miller in their youth.
They also worked together in the police department.
“My heart bleeds like i said for his mom and dad and for his wife and his three children. And also his sister Katie," Denson said.
A Mannford police officer, Michael Nealey, was charged with homicide in connection to Chief Miller's death.
Nealey is currently in custody in Florida where his bond sits at $1.5 million.
Police continue investigating the incident.
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